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Civil Engineering Library

Critical Resources for Civil Engineers Working in Mathcad

The Civil Engineering Library combines the encyclopedic Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain with easy-to-adapt structural design templates and examples of thermal design problems. Because these are delivered electronically for use within Mathcad, you can apply these resources every day with ease. Explanatory text and examples give you detailed background and guidance along with the equations. Best of all, each title comes with word search, a hyperlinked table of contents and hyperlinked indexing.

Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, 6th Edition
You get the complete Mathcad edition with more than 1000 separate design cases covering straight beams and bars, curved beams, plates, and shells. This includes all 37 tables of formulas in Roark's, ready to use in your Mathcad worksheets, and more than 75 detailed example problems worked out in Mathcad.

Building Structural Design: Reinforced Concrete and Structural Steel Applications
This Electronic Book, by Thomas P. Magner, P.E., is designed for practicing structural and civil engineers. It includes 33 design templates for buildings and other structures and covers topics ranging from the analysis and design of beams, columns, base plates, footings and retaining walls, to the computation of wind and seismic loads on buildings.

Sample design problems are based on commonly used civil engineering standards. Each application includes a description of the design problem, one or more sketches, and input section, a list of computed variables, and a section of relevant Mathcad calculations. Reinforced concrete applications also include a material properties section in which the user can specify the strength and unit weight of the concrete and yield strength of the reinforcement.

Building Thermal Analysis
This Electronic Book, by Professor Andreas Athienitis of the Centre for Building Studies at Concordia University, covers the major field of heat transfer in building design. It can be used as a tool for self-study, an aid for college coursework, and an online design assistant for engineers and architects. It is a compendium of relevant, "real-life" examples stressing the theoretical, while never losing sight of the practical engineering aspects. Common design problems in building thermal design are solved, such as: sizing of a window overhang for summer shading, determining thermal comfort used on air temperature, wind and humidity, and computation of heat and solar radiation transfer through various media. Because it uses Mathcad, every number and formula is "live" so you can change parameters and plots and watch Mathcad calculate answers right there in the book.

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